Madison has not cut her hair in years. She has been known partly for her long beautiful curls. She has been wanting to cut it for a while now, so today was the day. 11 inches of Madison's hair has been donated to Locks of Love. Can't think of a better place for it go! Now she looks years older!
We enjoyed celebrating Easter this year at our favorite place in God's creation...the beach! It was fun boogie boarding, building sand castles, hunting eggs in our hotel room and enjoying time together. So thankful for fun memories!
Hudson enjoyed his first season of soccer. Brian is an amazing coach and the kids love him. Hudson definitely has a new favorite sport and is not afraid to go after the ball. He loves scoring goals and doesn't like sitting on the bench waiting for his turn to play. He yells out to his Daddy on the field and asks, "Coach, is it my turn to play again?" Such a cutie.
Brian and I headed to a week long conference in Boston where we were both scheduled to present. The second day into our trip, the city experienced the largest power outage in history, shutting down an entire section of the city, thus causing the conference to be cancelled. The outage was caused by an electrical explosion just outside and below our window. We were evacuated with nothing more then what we had on and sent to another hotel for the night. Thankfully our hotel was one of the only to regain power thanks to mass generators. So we were able to spend an all expense paid week long vacation to Boston. We enjoyed exploring Boston and spending the time together. It was a wild trip that we will never forget.
Our sweet girl has decided to claim Jesus as her Savior. After months of studying God's word, she was baptized by her youth minister, Pastor Jack, at North Point Church. We are overjoyed by her decision, and rejoice with the angels in Heaven!
A buddy from Hudson's school invited us to our first Monster Jam. It was a loud, fun-filled experience that we will definitely not forget! Never thought we would have enjoyed it so much, but it had us all on our feet cheering out loud. Fun times!
Brian, the kids, and I made cake pops this year for my birthday, a gift set from Renee & Stu. It was an experience! The cake pops turned out ok for our first time. They may not have looked as pretty as we planned, but we had no problem eating them. It was a fun night with my family. Wouldn't have wanted to spend it any other way.
This year we stayed at home for Christmas. We celebrated Jesus' birthday with a Christmas Eve church service. Uncle Keith & Aunt Sandi shared this holiday with us and even cooked our dinner...roast beast! We enjoyed hanging out in our pj's all day, watching holiday movies, and playing with our Christmas treasures. The best reaction goes to Madison this year. We wrapped her i-pod in about 5 different size boxes. She had no clue and was completely shocked. Priceless! We are all blessed beyond measure!